Blackberry Coffee Cake with Streusel Topping Recipe by Paula Deen

Level: Easy

Time: 70 MINUTES

4 ratings


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour, plus 1/3 cup for the topping
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar, plus 1/4 cup for the topping
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cold and divided
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cup frozen blackberries


Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter an 8-inch square pan; set aside.


For the topping, in a large bowl, stir together 1/3 cup flour, 1/4 cup granulated sugar, brown sugar and cinnamon. Using a pastry cutter or your finger, cut in 1/4 cup butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Refrigerate until ready to use.


For the cake; in a medium bowl, whisk together 1 cup flour, baking powder, ginger and salt. In a large mixing bowl, cream the remaining 1/4 cup butter with an electric mixer on medium speed. Add the remaining 1/2 cup sugar; beat until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg and vanilla. Alternately beat in the flour mixture and the milk until just combined.


Spread the batter evenly in the prepared pan. Scatter the blackberries over the batter. Sprinkle with the streusel topping. Bake for 45 to 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean. Transfer to wire rack to cool slightly before serving.

Blackberry Coffee Cake with Streusel Topping


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4 Reviews

Janie 6/7/2016
Fast, easy and a

Fast, easy and a crowd pleaser. Have made a double recipe twice now and just love how imagination friendly it is. First time, I made it as described but I'm not a big ginger fan so next time I cut it in half and and added more cinnamon then tried it with blueberries.... Amazing!!!!

Lori 10/29/2014
Thanks to the te

Thanks to the team for fixing the recipe. I made it and it was an enormous success. Light as a feather and delicious.

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The PDN Web Team 9/25/2014
Hi Lori! Sorry a

Hi Lori! Sorry about that. We've updated the recipe, so it's all ready to cook!

Lori 9/23/2014
I would love to

I would love to try this but the recipe is incomplete. Sugar and flour are used twice, for the topping and for the cake, but only listed once in the ingredients. I figured out the butter, which also needs clarification,but could not move forward!

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